Masterfully rich abstract expressionist painting by D. Puertas, 2006. Bold strokes create a heavily layered and dynamic composition. The gestural strokes capture an explosive energy on canvas. The movement in these painterly strokes brings to mind the expressive action painting of Pollack and De Kooning. Bold marks of red, blue, yellow, white and pink interact in way that is both contentious and harmonious. It’s as though each mark is fighting for their rightful place. Look closely at the canvas to see that this is truly a mixed media piece. There are pieces of newspaper strategically collaged into the painting. Words are difficult to discern, but is clear that there is true passion behind this work.